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Ben has not seen… any films this week…

…because I was really busy, and then Amazon Prime went and put the first three seasons of The Expanse up. As soon as I have worked my way through them, I promise, normal service will resume. Thank you for your patience.

Week One Recap.

A beginners guide to writing science fiction, fantasy, etc for male literary fiction writers who have decided to give it a go, possibly for financial reasons, despite having no real knowledge of, or interest in, the form.  So, it’s time to see what you have learned so far. Have a go at this fun quiz and see how you are doing? Question One. What is your novel going to be about? a) A man feeling a bit sad. Oh yeah, and global warming has happened. b) A man feeling a… Read more Week One Recap.

Ben has seen… Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

While not quite the ‘you think you know the full story, think again’ experience promised by a lot of reviewers (most of this was in the news at the time) Fyre is worth a watch. The footage of Billy McFarland steaming headfirst toward such an almighty balls-up is the perfect illustration of his arrogance. What the film is missing is a deeper examination of whether he started out with actual criminal intent or just an excess of unearned frat boy bravado. Simplifying McFarland as the wax-moustached bad guy lets everyone… Read more Ben has seen… Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened